Apartment

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Apartment

A room or group of rooms designed to be used as a dwelling; usually one of many similar groups in the same building.
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apartment

1. A room or suite of rooms designed to be lived in, containing at least one bathroom; is separated from, and is usually one of, many similar units within a multiple dwelling.
2. A building containing at least three such dwelling units; an apartment house. Also see efficiency apartment, garden apartment, apartment hotel.
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